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Parkin

There’s a chill in the air, anything & everything woollen have been dug out of the deepest realms of the wardrobe & the countdown to that festive season truly begins (every inch of me is glowing with excitement). Week upon week my garden is slowly beginning to resemble a winter wonderland as the frost makes …

Pumpkin Muffins

Every October, it’s safe to say that I get little over excited with pumpkins (you will notice many recipes containing my orange friend).  Pumpkins are the welcome vegetable of Winter, a  delicious sign of the colder days to come. The arrival of this gourd goes hand in hand with return of warming spices like cinnamon, …

Autumn Apple Cake

The season? Autumn. It’s fruit? Apples. Autumn is definitely the time of year when apples truly come into their own. Apple crumbles as the brisk chill of the season sets in, apple bobbing at Halloween, sticky Toffee Apples with firework displays on Bonfire Night, apple chutneys lovingly preserved in preparation for christmas gifting. Without apples …

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Sugar, Spice & Bulbous Gourds Autumn, a welcome season (once you’ve come to terms with summer truly coming to an end that is). I adore the in between seasons , as I like to call them, Spring & Autumn, these are the times of year that evoke excitement of things to come. Moody skies & …

Coffee Walnut Cake

Caffeine Achiever It’s safe to say that life has been a little bit hectic of late. For the first time in my adult life, I’ve found myself working longer hours & bringing my work home (what have I become??). There is of course a valid reason for this, I unknowingly took on quite the challenge …

Blackberry & Orange Cake

Hedgerow Farewells As the season begins to rapidly transition into Autumn browns, hot chocolates & brisk evenings (& lots of pumpkin posts), before we bid our last farewell to summer & dig out the comfort of wool quite yet, there is one last hope for us sunshine idolisers.. hedgerows. Wander to the bottom of the …

Vegan Orange & Spelt Cake

I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a feeder (imagine the grandmother who forces biscuits upon you, regardless of how many times you reiterate just how full you are). If you enter my kitchen, you will be handed baked goods of some form. Some may see this as slightly compulsive, but for me it’s an …

Rhubarb & Elderflower Jam

Pink Abundance Garden rhubarb, I have a crop that despite all odds returns to the bottom of my fascinating garden every year, greeting me with its joyous pink hue. I’m no gardening enthusiast by any means but I can’t help but be impressed with the perseverance of nature right outside my back door. Over the …

Earl Grey Scones

The Perfect Partnership It’s that time of year again where television becomes all that more appealing to me, of course it’s the return of The Great British Bake Off. Every year I get instructed by friends & colleagues to apply but alas, another year has passed & my pastry skills still aren’t up to scratch. …

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

One Of The Greats Afternoon tea, cake sales, summer fetes, the local coffee shop, all of these places have at least one thing in common, alongside the wee fairy cakes & chunks of cheese & pineapple on sticks, you’re guaranteed to find some form of lemon drizzle or poppy seed cake on offer. No self-respecting …